Law Practice Management

The Tennessee Bar Association has a variety of resources and practical information on law office management issues available to help members better serve clients and practice more efficiently and effectively.

Below you will find the Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed, brought to you by the Law Office Technology & Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. "PMA Pipes" is an RSS newsfeed that was designed by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center. It combines posts from the blogs of Practice Management Advisors from across the United States, as well as the ABA's Site-tation blog, into one convenient location. The blogs brought to you by this feed include: Law Practice Matters, Reid My Blog, Law Practice Tips, Law Practice Advisor, The Last Word, Thoughtful Legal Management, and Compujurist, among others.

Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed

[Law Practice Advisor] MoreSquare: More about Foursquare
Since Jared’s most recent Tip of the Week undoubtedly piqued your interest in Foursquare, we are, of course, providing an extended look at its potential utility for attorneys. Foursquare is a two-way street, of course: There are the businesses that claim their locations and manage the corresponding accounts; and there are those who check into locations. That makes two distinct decisions for an attorney operating his/her firm: (1) Do you want to utilize Foursquare’s marketing potential as a...
[PA Law Practice Management] Terror Lurking in the Cloud??
The title of this post likely conjures up disturbing memories of 9/11. And it should. A newly released book presents the disturbing possibility that online gaming and virtual world communications have provided terrorists with an ideal medium to communicate and plan deadly assault scenarios, all of which is flying under the radar of the CIA and NSA. Dutchman Emile van Veen spent two years researching how terrorists could utilize so called Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs...
[PA Law Practice Management] The Buzz at ABA TechSHOW
Tomorrow is the last day of ABA TechSHOW in Chicago. I have spent days immersed in seminars and speaking with vendors about the latest and greatest tools, techniques, best practices, and risks related to the use of technology in law firms. Clearly, there has been a recognizable theme. Looking at the program guide even briefly reveals that this year has had a heavy emphasis in the following areas: CLOUD COMPUTING– Just about every angle has been examined; applications, service providers,...
[Law Practice Advisor] Local Yoke II: Not FourSquares
Last week's Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. Last week's Tip, the second in a three-part series on local marketing tactics, offers some suggestions for attorneys’ minimal involvement with marketing on FourSquare. Read the Tip here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Spring Cleaning Your Work Habits
Last week I wrote about the importance of spring cleaning your office systems – stepping back and taking a fresh look at how you run your practice. This week I encourage you to apply the same principle to your work habits. Let’s face it: we all get stuck in a rut from time-to-time. We follow the [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Learning in Virtual Worlds – Technology in Law Schools
♫ My music can be slightly amusing. You shouldn’t take lyrics so serious. It might be confusing. Trying to separate the truth from entertainment…♫ Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Marshall Bruce Mathers III (Eminem) Video games in law school? Is that the future of legal education? According to Paul Maharg, one of the contributors to the Zeugma blog that focuses on legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory (http://zeugma.typepad.com) and author of the book: “...
[ABA Site-tation] Client Trust Account Technology
Body: According to the ABA Law Practice Management article MANAGING YOUR CLIENT TRUST ACCOUNT: Where the Buck Stops“…the number one reason lawyers get into regulatory hot water is due to mishandling their client trust account.” Client trust account maintenance can challenge established lawyers as well as the newly minted.   The number of public reprimands that resulted from the violation of simple rules related to properly maintaining IOLTA accounts inspired the blog post Don’t Be Embarrassed...
[Law Practice Advisor] LOMAP Introduces LinkedIn Page
In our continued quest to be on social media, in what has become an undisclosed plot for world domination . . . (. . . Damnit! Forget you read that last part, okay.) We are introducing our LinkedIn page. We feel as though it would be hypocritical to state often, and often at great length, our belief in the usefulness of social media for marketing your law practice, and then not to be on social media ourselves. First, it was Facebook. Now, it’s LinkedIn. Maybe next, it’s Zoosk. I don’t know. I...
[Avoid a Claim] Transcript of amazing lawyer/fraudster email conversation
In an earlier post we alerted lawyers to a collaborative law agreement fraud involving the purported Rika Takahashi (or Rita Takahashi). You should not under estimate how persistent and convincing these frauds are. A California lawyer has sent us a copy of a long series of back and forth emails which culminated in a fraudulent cheque (this was confirmed by the bank) for $189,600 being mailed and bank deposit instructions sent to the lawyer. The firm was also called several times from a...
[Law Practice Matters] An MBA for $20?
One of my long-standing gripes with law school education is that it dumps an enormous percentage of graduates into private practice without, in most cases, providing even a cursory attempt at educating them in the business skills they'll need to succeed in private practice. Today I came across this book, courtesy of John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing. I haven't had the opportunity to read it yet but it is now added to my ridiculously long reading list (which would not be quite so long if I...